>> i have nothing to do. i'm just by myself. i just decided to come. >> reporter: once the sunlight faded, people gathered reflecting on the past year, and the one still to come. >> good luck, good prosperity, good money. >> really frustrating to live in a country that is so partisan, they just can't come to even the big decisions that need to be made on time. >> reporter: tonight, while the country stands on the brink of a fiscal cliff, many gathered with family, and loved ones. >> we're here with a lot of friends from all over the bay area, we come out every new year's eve. >> reporter: bringing light to the darkness, before a new year dawns. in san francisco, jana katsuyama. ktvu, channel 2 news. good evening to you. we are braving the big chill on this new year's eve. if you still have plans to get out, and celebrate into the new year, may i suggest a jacket. it is chilly out there already.